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The Year of Boulevard

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Two weeks into the new Year of Boulevard, a deadly shooting

After a year of stepped-up public safety, and just days after lowered crime rates were touted at the Year of Boulevard 2013 kickoff, last night's deadly shooting underscores the complexity of the area’s problems. One man was killed and another seriously injured after a squabble over a girlfriend escalated into ... Read more

Year of Boulevard: The Sequel

 “Year of Boulevard: The Sequel” premiered Thursday evening at Tabernacle Baptist. The sanctuary was crowded—people even took spots in the front pews. Everyone had jostled upstairs after chatting and snacking in the basement fellowship hall. It felt like a weeknight service, if, that is, your congregation included Harry the Hawk, ... Read more

If 2012 was the “Year of Boulevard,” what happens in 2013?

Last January, city councilmember Kwanza Hall declared 2012 the “Year of Boulevard,” and outlined an ambitious plan to revitalize a blighted stretch of intown Atlanta. Over the decades, there have been calls to clean up Boulevard—and in particular the swath of subsidized housing the thoroughfare bisects—but these sputtered and never ... Read more

A million bucks for Boulevard street improvements?

One of the line items in the T-SPLOST project list was improving Boulevard pedestrian safety. While the demise of T-SPLOST put dozens of local projects on hold, the Boulevard improvements—or at least a modified version—could move forward, thanks to a recommendation from the Atlanta Regional Commission that would allocate $1 ... Read more

Hawks donate $50K to clean up Central Park basketball courts

It’s the biggest single donation to date for the Year of Boulevard project: fifty grand from the Atlanta Hawks Foundation to go toward updating four city basketball courts in Central Park. (Yes, Atlanta has a Central Park; it's tucked between Central Parkway and Parkway Drive, bounded by Linden and Angier. ... Read more